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Exhibition Calendar

Payne Gallery Exhibition Calendar, senior presentation

Exhibitions 2021 - 2022

New Normal: Working Through Quarantine

9 September - 17 October

Juror: Grace Graupe-Pillard

As Covid-19 continues to disrupt all of our lives, many artists have used the quarantine as an opportunity to reevaluate and explore their concepts, revise methods, and produce art with limited access to materials and external feedback. New Normal explores the unique experience of artists in terms of self-reflection, subject matter, and the effects of a global pandemic on their work. The exhibition is juried from a pool of artists living and working within a 100-mile radius of Bethlehem, Pa.

A special thank you to our juror, Grace Graupe-Pillard, for the arduous task of selecting only 70 works of art from over 350 entries. 

Illuminated Manuscripts: Painted Pages

13th–18th Centuries

28 October - 12 December 2021

Payne Gallery is pleased to present Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts, 13th–18th Centuries, which includes more than thirty-five works—some with elaborate gold leaf decoration and intricate ornament—from medieval Bibles, Prayer Books, Psalters, Books of Hours, ChoirBooks, Missals, Breviaries, and Lectionaries drawn from the collection of the Reading PublicMuseum in Reading, Pennsylvania, who organized the exhibition. Examples of the materials—parchment, vellum, gold leaf, and minerals which were ground into pigments—used by artists before the age of printed books to create these extraordinary pages are also featured in the exhibit.

Loving Kindness: A Children's & Teens' Art Exhibition about Mindfulness

27 January - 13 March 2022

Co-Curators: Dr. Kristin Baxter & Dr. Kin Cheung

Payne Gallery invites art teachers, and teachers of other subject areas, museum educators, teaching artists in community settings, youth program leaders, parents and caregivers to submit works of art created by children and teens, from PreK - grade 12, that relate to the theme of “mindfulness.” This exhibition supports Moravian University's InFocus thematic programming on Health and Justice. 

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Biennial Moravian University Faculty Show 

17 March - 10 April 

Payne Gallery presents the Biennial Moravian University Faculty featuring the work of the Art Department faculty members. This long running tradition is the inaugural faculty show as the institutions transition from a college to a university. 

Senior Thesis Show

21 April - 7 May 

The Senior Thesis Exhibition is the culminating experience of the art major, whereby students in Studio, Photo and New Media, Graphic and Interactive Design, Art Education, and Art History develop a strong cohesive body of work.


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